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Man arrested on suspicion of ramming Roy Police car, speeding toward officer

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Posted at 8:51 AM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 10:51:38-04

ROY, Utah — A man was arrested in Roy after he hit a marked police car and sped toward another officer, according to a probable cause statement.

Police were dispatched to the playground area of Midland Community Mobile Home Park around 6:30 p.m. Thursday on a report of an intoxicated woman. She was with a male who did not appear to be intoxicated.

When officers arrived, they discovered the man near the rear passenger door of an older red Dodge Durango talking to the woman inside. They noted the vehicle had a hand-written temporary license plate.

Officer Nicholas recognized the man as Lyle Shane Trease who had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest and attempted to arrest him.

Trease resisted and ran around the office area next to the park and circled back to his car.

Officer Nicholas placed his marked patrol vehicle behind the red Durango and honked his horn, but Trease backed up, collided with the passenger side front bumper of Officers Nicholas' vehicle, and sped away.

Officer Fusselman came to assist and Trease accelerated to a high rate of speed toward Officer Fusselman so fast that he had to “rapidly move out of the road to avoid being struck.”

After an attempt to locate Trease was dispatched, Weber County Sheriff's Deputies located and detained him.

Officer Nicholas arrived and read Trease his Miranda rights. Trease said he knew he had an outstanding warrant and fled because he “didn’t want to get in any more trouble.”

He asked if he had hit a police car and said he didn’t see the other officer when he drove off.

Trease said he owns the Durango but does not have insurance on it so it could not be licensed.

He faces multiple felony and misdemeanor charges including assault against a peace officer.

The probable cause statement recommends Trease be held without bail.